The DeathList 2008

On today, gone tomorrow.

The DeathList 2008

DeathList is a carefully selected list of 50 celebrities chosen by the DeathList Committee before the start of each calendar year for their likelihood to die during that year. Candidates must have be famous in their own right such that their death is expected to be reported by the UK media. Candidates are not eligible if their only claim to fame is their imminent demise and no more than 25 celebrities that appeared on the previous year’s list can be selected. With those rules in mind, DeathList 2008 has been drawn up and is presented below. 2007 was a disappointing year with ten successes so we will be looking to the 2008 list to give a better showing.

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Year
Appear   Name Age Desc Discuss
1 2Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Charlton Heston84ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 303 posts
2 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Sydney Pollack74Actor/Film DirectorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 51 posts
357Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Albert Hofmann102Creator of LSDSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 246 posts
4108 Ronnie Biggs79AmbassadorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 1110 posts
565 Oscar Niemeyer101ArchitectSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 406 posts
6146 Claude Levi-Strauss100ScientistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 202 posts
7 5 Norman Wisdom93ComedianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 367 posts
879 Michael Foot95TrampSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 258 posts
916 Fidel Castro82DictatorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 1315 posts
10 2 Chapman Pincher94Journalist/InvestigatorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 65 posts
11206 Karl Malden96ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 95 posts
12216 Eli Wallach93ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 0 posts
13235 Yitzhak Shamir93Ex PM IsraelSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 90 posts
14297Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Alexander Solzhenitsyn90AuthorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 117 posts
15182Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Mark Felt95Deep ThroatSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 98 posts
16256 Kirk Douglas92ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 246 posts
17 4Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Arthur C Clarke91Scientist/AuthorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 103 posts
18 3 Fats Domino80SingerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 68 posts
19274 Herbert Lom91ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 70 posts
20 3 Zsa Zsa Gabor91ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 722 posts
21283 Vera Lynn91SingerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 233 posts
22313 Betty Ford90Clinic ownerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 125 posts
2322 Ariel Sharon80Ex-Israeli Prime MinisterSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 843 posts
2493 Billy Graham90EvangelistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 397 posts
25323 Dino de Laurentiis90Film ProducerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 64 posts
26 Star (First Listing Icon) Russell Watson42TenorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 47 posts
27 2Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Edmund Hillary89MountaineerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 78 posts
28 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Richard Widmark94ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 53 posts
29373 JD Salinger89AuthorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 114 posts
30 Star (First Listing Icon) Elizabeth Edwards59Senators wifeSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 46 posts
31384 Jake Lamotta87BoxerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 134 posts
32 2 Hamed Karzai51Afghan PresidentSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 40 posts
33396 John Demjanjuk88Nazi CollaboratorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 96 posts
34 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Jesse Helms87Ex-SenatorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 48 posts
35425Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Suharto87Ex President of IndonesiaSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 398 posts
36 Star (First Listing Icon) Blake Edwards86Movie directorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 23 posts
37 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Francis Pym86Former UK PoliticianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 26 posts
38 Star (First Listing Icon) Jack Klugman86QuincySpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 40 posts
39 4 Eric Sykes85ComedianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 78 posts
40437 Patrick Moore85AstronomerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 701 posts
41 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Bo Diddley80BluesmanSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 41 posts
42 4 Cyril Smith80Former UK PoliticianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 53 posts
43483Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Harold Pinter78PlaywrightSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 193 posts
44 Star (First Listing Icon) Basil D'Oliveira77CricketerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 36 posts
45 3 Elizabeth Taylor76WifeSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 272 posts
46 2 Bobby Robson75Football ManagerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 170 posts
47 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Levi Stubbs72Four TopSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 31 posts
48 Star (First Listing Icon) Captain Beefheart67MusicianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 60 posts
49 Star (First Listing Icon) Charles Taylor60Ex Liberian presidentSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 29 posts
505012 Clive Dunn88DeathList FavouriteSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 504 posts
Key To Symbols Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon) Dead Star (First Listing Icon) First Appearance


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